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Lawn & Garden Maintenance and Repairs

With a bit of TLC, your Honda will last even longer.

Maintenance & repair

Your Honda Lawn and Garden Dealer is best placed to service your machine on a regular, ongoing basis. But there’s also a lot you can do as an owner to keep it in perfect (and safe) operating condition.

Keep it clean

A little bit of scrubbing goes a long way – not only towards the working life and day-to-day operation of your machine, but also its residual value. Use neutral soap solutions, and rinse thoroughly. Before you start work, ensure that you read the Owner’s manual and familiarise yourself with all safety precautions.

Pre-operation checks

Always perform an inspection before you start up the machine. Look at the Owner’s manual before you begin working and check regularly (where applicable) engine oil level, blade condition and that the safety guard and/or grass catcher is secure. Also check that the throttle is working smoothly. If you’re using the machine in dry, dusty conditions or high temperatures it will need more regular service work.

Here’s a list of important safety precautions:

  • Make sure the engine is off before you start any maintenance or repairs.
  • Let the engine and exhaust cool completely.
  • To avoid the equipment starting accidentally, pull off the spark plug cap first.
  • Be sure your work area is adequately ventilated.
  • Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from fuel, and fuel related parts.

Fuel deterioration

Unleaded petrol can deteriorate rapidly in storage, which may affect the working of your machine. The length of time that petrol can be left will vary, but when storing your machine we recommend that you drain the tank and carburettor. The Honda warranty doesn’t cover fuel system damage or engine performance problems you get from contaminated fuel.

Service record

It’s a good idea to keep your machine’s service record up to date with its maintenance schedule. This reduces your costs in the long run, and maintains your machine’s value – always a plus. Make sure servicing is always done by a Honda Lawn and Garden Dealer; that way you can be sure that high-quality genuine Honda parts – purpose built for your machine – are being used.

Two leafblowers, one shown from the front side on, one shown from the rear.

Blowers

Before each use

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the air cleaner
  • Check throttle cable
  • Check the throttle lever

First month or 10 hours

  • Change the engine oil

Every 3 months or 25 hours

  • Clean the air cleaner element

Every 6 months or 50 hours

  • Change the engine oil
  • Check the engine cooling fins

Every 1 year or 100 hours

  • Check the spark plug
  • Clean the fuel tank
  • Check the fuel filter

Every 2 years or 300 hours

  • Replace the spark plug

Two brushcutters side by side, shown from the front side on.

Brushcutters

Before each use

  • Check the condition of the cutting attachment and guard
  • Clean around the transmission head
  • Check the operation of the stop button
  • Check the idle/clutch
  • Check the air filter element
  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the nuts and bolts (Retighten if necessary)

Every 3 months or 25 hours

  • Grease the transmission head
  • Clean the air filter
  • Clean the air filter housing
  • Clean the area around the carburettor
  • Check the cables and connections

Every 6 months or 50 hours

  • Clean the engine cooling fins
  • Clean the area around the spark plug
  • Change the engine oil

Every 1 year or 100 hours

  • Check and clean the spark plug
  • Clean the fuel tank

Two hedgetrimmers side by side, one shown from the front side on, one shown from the rear side on.

Hedgetrimmers

Before each use

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the air cleaner
  • Check throttle cable
  • Check the throttle lever
  • Check the cutter blade
  • Check the cutter guard
  • Check the nuts, bolts, and fasteners (Retighten if necessary)

First month or 10 hours

  • Change the engine oil

Every 3 months or 25 hours

  • Clean the air cleaner element

Every 6 months or 50 hours

  • Change the engine oil
  • Check the engine cooling fins

Every 1 year or 100 hours

  • Check the spark plug
  • Clean the fuel tank
  • Check the fuel filter

Every 2 years or 300 hours

  • Replace the spark plug

Honda Izy lawnmower, shown from the front side on.

Lawnmowers

  • Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug cap before any operation under the cutter housing or the discharge tunnel.
  • When tightening or loosening the blade screws, use a wooden block to prevent the blade from rotating.
  • Always make sure the correct balance of the blade when sharpening.
  • Regular maintenance is an essential aid to user's safety and retaining a high level of performance.

Before each use

  • Inspect the blades for sharpness and damage
  • Check the blade bolt torque is secure
  • Check the rear shield if the lawnmower has one
  • Check the grass bag system for wear or deterioration.
  • Check the oil level
  • Check the air cleaner

First month or 20 hours

  • Change the oil
  • Adjust the blade control cable
  • Adjust the drive clutch cable
  • Adjust the throttle cable

Every 3 months or 50 hours

  • Clean the air cleaner element
  • Change the engine oil

Every 6 months or 100 hours

  • Inspect and adjust the spark plug
  • Adjust the blade control cable
  • Adjust the drive clutch cable
  • Adjust the throttle cable
  • Charge the battery

Every year or 200 hours

  • Replace the spark plug

Two ride-on mowers, over shown from the right, one shown from the left.

Ride-on mowers

  • Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug cap before any operation under the cutter housing or the discharge tunnel.
  • Wear thick gloves when removing or installing the blade, or when cleaning the cutter housing.
  • When tightening or loosening the blade screws, use a wooden block to prevent the blade from rotating.
  • Always make sure the correct balance of the blade when sharpening.
  • Regular maintenance is an essential aid to user's safety and retaining a high level of performance.

Before each use

  • Check the oil level
  • Check the air filter
  • Check the tightness and sharpness of blades
  • Check and adjust the brake
  • Check and adjust the drive
  • Check the engagement and brake of blade

First month or 20 hours

  • Change the engine oil
  • Replace the oil filter

Every 3 months or 50 hours

  • Check the transmission belt
  • Check the blade drive belt
  • Check the belt connecting blades
  • Check all fastenings for tight fitting
  • General lubrication
  • Check the battery level
  • Clean the air filter

Every 6 months or 100 hours

  • Change the engine oil
  • Replace the oil filter
  • Charge the battery
  • Check and clean the spark plug

Every year or 200 hours

  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the fuel filter
  • Replace the spark plug

Two tillers, one large shown from the front left side on, one small shown from the front right side on.

Tillers

Before each use

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the transmission oil
  • Check the air cleaner

First month or 20 hours

  • Change the engine oil
  • Check the belt tension
  • Check the throttle cable

Every 3 months or 50 hours

  • Clean the air cleaner element

Every 6 months or 100 hours

  • Change the engine oil
  • Check the sediment cup
  • Check the spark plug
  • Check the belt tension
  • Check the throttle cable

Every 1 year or 300 hours

  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the spark plug